The Knocks, known for their songs “Dancing With The DJ” and “Make It Better,” came together almost by accident. The duo comprised of Ben “DJ B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson met through a mutual friend during their early days in New York City when they were both college students. After being introduced they kept in touch and slowly began sending song ideas and beats back and forth. As time wore on the guys were ready to start the next chapter of their lives; luckily for them — and for us, they were both searching for an apartment at the same time.
Grieves has released a video for his song “Against the Bottom,” which is off of his album Together/Apart. This happens to be one of my favorite songs from the album so it’s nice to have some visuals to go along with it.
Want more Grieves? Check out my interview with him here.
DJ Benzi has been deejaying at clubs long before he was technically old enough to have a drink or two on the job. He caught the bug in ninth grade when he scrimped, saved, and ultimately stole some money from his parents to order his first deejay kit. “You could buy a starter kit; it was $299 then I realized I needed speakers and it kind of blew up into this whole thing,” Benzi explained. By the time he got to high school he wasn’t just going to prom he was deejaying prom, and instead of dancing the night away his dates would be posted in the booth with him all night.
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DOWNLOAD & Listen to DJ Benzi’s latest mixtape, Sunscreen, below.
@MalAnne is laying next to me watching Sex In The City so I can’t listen to this one at the moment, but after XV’s last two projects it’s sure to be enjoyable. Go check out Carissa’s interview with dude.
Dirty Laces has a hilarious and very entertaining interview with Dave D and JQ from the band iPhonic. The boys give us exclusive information on their spring break experience in Lake Havasu, kicking it with Asher Roth, Playboy, getting kicked out of shows, and their latest project. Check it out!
The H.B.I.C. of Dirty Laces Carissa Rossi got a chance to catch up with Cleveland’s very own Aaron LaFette. Aaron tells us first the name of his upcoming mixtape ‘The Transition’ which will drop sometime this summer. He also talks about how it was working with MGK, the inspiration behind his second hit single “Scenario,” and more. Big shouts to RG Films for filming and editing this interview @RG_Films.